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Why Buy Organic Cotton?

Cotton has really great marketing behind it, but conventional cotton has some dirty secrets. I'm sure you guys have all seen those "Fabric of Our Lives" ad campaigns, featuring happy people snugglin…

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12 Surprising Uses for Cotton Balls

  Cotton balls don't usually make it out of the bathroom. We use them to remove nail polish and makeup, to help clean cuts and scrapes.. but that's about it. It's too bad, because there are pl…

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4 Eco-Friendly Cotton Alternatives (Infographic)

Cotton fabric is common in many of our lives, occurring in everything from T-shirts to towels. Unfortunately, conventional cotton is also a notoriously "dirty" crop; even though only 2.5% of the world…

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The Dirty Side of Cotton

Conventional cotton isn't "The Fabric of Our Lives," though industry group America's Cotton Producers and Importers have spent big bucks to make us think this is the case. Wait a sec! Cotton is a …

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Tips for More Eco-Friendly Clothing

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy Finding "eco-friendly" clothing can be tough, especially trying to sort out which of the many "green" claims on labels hold up. For consumers looking to make g…

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Kitty Couch: Animal-Inspired Eco-Décor

Animal-inspired furniture and home décor emerges in the design world in a multitude of shapes and forms. The style can run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. First, let's begin here: We'…

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Home Decor: Natural Rugs

If your respectable home décor needs some jazzing up, one item can do the trick in just about any room: a great area rug.  Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, a well-chosen rug can provi…

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Safe Baby Mattress on a Budget? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I am pregnant with my second child, and as much as I want to buy an organic wool mattress for my new baby, I can't afford it. I bought a mattress and am outgassing it on the porch, hoping…

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Green Dog Collars

Don't call me petty, but I'm going to suggest greening your dog collar. "Must we green everything? What's the big deal with a dog collar?" you may ask. To which I reply: 44.8 million American househol…

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Fashion With a Conscience

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." —Mahatma Ghandi (1869–1948) Are you exercising and eating organic food, but wearing conventional, synthetic, chemically…

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